Organizational Excellence

Engage. Simplify. Enable the Mission


  • Mixed media showing chaos

    An Introduction To Change Portfolio Management

    What happens during multiple, often simultaneous change initiatives?

  • Organizational Health

    Model and Tools for practical application

  • Mesh of ideas

    Your Team Is Brainstorming All Wrong

    Does brainstorming actually work?

    HBR - May 2017

  • Hands on Jail Cell

    How to Craft Meetings People Love (Really)

    Are your meetings like prison sentences?

  • The Vitae Bookshelf

    Vitae asks about influential books.


July 26, 2017
11:30 am to 12:15 pm
July 27, 2017
4:00 pm to 5:15 pm
August 31, 2017
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Ruffner Hall 302 - Library Data Commons
September 5, 2017
9:00 am to 11:00 am
2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
October 19, 2017
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
VCU - Siegel Center, Richmond


Here’s some inspiration to help you kick start your process improvement efforts.


Change management is the discipline that guides how we prepare, equip, and support individuals to successfully adopt change in order to drive organizational results and outcomes. What happens, however, when numerous projects or initiatives introduce multiple, often simultaneous changes?  

Prosci Article- June 27, 2017


Pat Hogan |

Executive Vice President/COO

"We are aspiring not only to world-class teaching and research, but also to world-class performance in effectiveness and efficiency. Excellence in every aspect of the University is essential to leverage our core strengths and distinctions and meet the goals of our strategic plan."

Bob Pianta |

Dean, Curry School of Education/Chair, Org Ex Leadership Council

"Organizational Excellence unifies and aligns our efforts to support and advance core mission activities. Through collaboration and partnerships, we seek an optimal service architecture for high-quality education, research and scholarship."